Saturday, October 23, 2010

LOL: Not In Formal Writing

LOL is a text message or online abbreviation for "Laugh Out Loud."  No, it does not belong in formal writing.

4 comments:

Cris said...

Grading papers this afternoon?

Clayton said...

How can you tell?

Steve said...

It may take a hundred years but you will probably lose in the long run.

Bikeboy said...

My daughter taught a couple semesters of E-101 at BSU, while working on her Masters. She was horrified by the quality of English papers that were turned in for a grade! Text-message gibberish... no capitalization... run-on sentences... general stream of consciousness.

I figure we have maybe one more generation before people can no longer communicate via written language, except in ADD-speak. (OMG!)